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Created by Macaha Two weeks ago, 10 Jun 2019
Macaha
QLD, 19082 posts
10 Jun 2019 10:23AM
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Reading between the lines in some topics I note not all manufactures supply fins when making a new board, surely these guys know what best suits the board design. Andy was talking about his fin set up and others mentioned he may have his current set up wrong, we know fins are a personal a thing but wouldn't it be a good start with a set up supplied by the board maker to start with? I know what works for me with different boards I own and of late have be ordering boards without fins which is a saving for me.Ive been suppled 7 and 8 inch centres for boards but I had custom made 7.5 inch which I find better. If your purchasing boards from Asia disregard this post

AndyrooMac
TAS, 1843 posts
10 Jun 2019 11:55AM
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My set up is wrong if i'm after the "Bonzer" experience... which i'm not... The thing goes awesome as a single fin but I need some extra stability (training wheels) when it gets really steep and OH as i've spun out the single fin a few times and eaten a fair bit of sh1t... Really I just don't turn that hard or ever try and hit the lip so I don't really need the Bonzer drive thingy... But like you said, fin stuff is so subjective.

Tim Clarke custom builds the fin to suite his boards as does Marc Andreini. They both make the fin to match not just the board but the board and the specific rider and how the rider wants to surf to create the right balance...

But regardless, just talk to your shaper and they'll generally point you in the right direction and be prepared to experiment.

Macaha
QLD, 19082 posts
10 Jun 2019 12:03PM
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I guess another point is your stoked to pick up your new board , then you have to hunt for a fin set up that works?

AndyrooMac
TAS, 1843 posts
10 Jun 2019 12:10PM
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I guess another point is your stoked to pick up your new board , then you have to hunt for a fin set up that works?



Not really, I spoke to Ryan and he knows what I want the board for and how I wanted to surf, he suggested the Greenough 4a in either 8.5" or 9" so I ordered the 8.5" and I've locked that in the box now, love it and doubt i'll ever change it...

I did experiment a bit more with the 7'7" but love that one with the 7.5", middle of the box... its locked and I wont change it, just add the training wheels when it gets bigger but ideally I'd just like to improve my ability to where I don't need them either.

That said, I do like the Andreini idea of the shaper setting it for you... but then everyone is different and not everyone is into that

laceys lane
QLD, 18651 posts
10 Jun 2019 1:36PM
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What a crock of ****.

Mac experimenting with fins- dont make me laugh

Macaha
QLD, 19082 posts
10 Jun 2019 1:52PM
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laceys lane said..
What a crock of ****.

Mac experimenting with fins- dont make me laugh





More insults your on a roll. Indeed I've experimented with fins found what works for me some 15 years back.
No black plastic super flex fins in my boards you know the ones made in a mould from Asia.

laceys lane
QLD, 18651 posts
10 Jun 2019 3:18PM
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Macaha said..




laceys lane said..
What a crock of ****.

Mac experimenting with fins- dont make me laugh









More insults your on a roll. Indeed I've experimented with fins found what works for me some 15 years back.
No black plastic super flex fins in my boards you know the ones made in a mould from Asia.





Well then mr experimental . Why did it take 8 years to try a thruster setup!!!!!!!
The only thing you experiment with is how far you can push mct before they tell you to ______

Btw . You started the day

Macaha
QLD, 19082 posts
10 Jun 2019 3:24PM
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laceys lane said..



Macaha said..





laceys lane said..
What a crock of ****.

Mac experimenting with fins- dont make me laugh










More insults your on a roll. Indeed I've experimented with fins found what works for me some 15 years back.
No black plastic super flex fins in my boards you know the ones made in a mould from Asia.






Well then mr experimental . Why didnt take 8 years to try a thruster setup!!!!!!! Hey
Why dont you experiment with surfing some different waves. It would be a positive




I've surfed way more places than you have and you know thats a fact ,from my shortboard days up and down the east coast to overseas trips on longboards. No contest but your coming last Mr Shell street. I bet you havent surfed a reef break in your life,but hey there is still time for you Just stating facts and facts don't lie


see you had to edit your post hahaha and yeah I've pushed mct to understanding that there are some crazy cats out there

laceys lane
QLD, 18651 posts
10 Jun 2019 4:25PM
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Deleted.im peacing out bro

Macaha
QLD, 19082 posts
10 Jun 2019 4:51PM
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Deleted.im peacing out bro


Cuz bro

Oceanside Dru
NSW, 49 posts
10 Jun 2019 6:23PM
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I always supply fins unless they really don't want ! I don't want someone ruining a board by going n getting a 50 buck plastic POS fin... Alkali all the way ... Again made in Australia is better,

Macaha
QLD, 19082 posts
10 Jun 2019 6:35PM
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Oceanside Dru said..
I always supply fins unless they really don't want ! I don't want someone ruining a board by going n getting a 50 buck plastic POS fin... Alkali all the way ... Again made in Australia is better,


Yes sir

AndyrooMac
TAS, 1843 posts
10 Jun 2019 6:40PM
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Oceanside Dru said..
I always supply fins unless they really don't want ! I don't want someone ruining a board by going n getting a 50 buck plastic POS fin... Alkali all the way ... Again made in Australia is better,


Beautiful fins... I've had a bunch of them and the quality is first rate...

But had to go TA with my last one and Captain fin time before as they seem to have supply issues, couldn't supply me a Greenough for a few months, but that means high demand which must be a good thing... foir them

McHenry
SA, 1638 posts
10 Jun 2019 6:32PM
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You ever have issues with the Captain and the TA fins in the aussie fin boxes ??

AndyrooMac
TAS, 1843 posts
10 Jun 2019 7:45PM
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You ever have issues with the Captain and the TA fins in the aussie fin boxes ??


Not so far... Have you?

I do replace the screws with Alkali screws (I brought a bunch of them direct) though which means I have to drill out the holes a bit. Alkali use a thicker screw and I find it holds firmer.

onefin
110 posts
10 Jun 2019 8:19PM
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I thought all boutique hipster boards did come with a fin! I usually think I know best anyway... But I have learnt. All single fins should just come with a Greenough 4a in the centre of the box

SP
10117 posts
11 Jun 2019 6:26AM
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McHenry said..
You ever have issues with the Captain and the TA fins in the aussie fin boxes ??


Yep, even had problem with Aussies fins, just depends on the width of box, what fin blank was put in it when it was installed and the fin.

Macaha
QLD, 19082 posts
11 Jun 2019 8:43AM
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SP said..

McHenry said..
You ever have issues with the Captain and the TA fins in the aussie fin boxes ??



Yep, even had problem with Aussies fins, just depends on the width of box, what fin blank was put in it when it was installed and the fin.


Nothing worse than a sloppy box right.

SP
10117 posts
11 Jun 2019 11:26AM
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Macaha said..


SP said..



McHenry said..
You ever have issues with the Captain and the TA fins in the aussie fin boxes ??





Yep, even had problem with Aussies fins, just depends on the width of box, what fin blank was put in it when it was installed and the fin.




Nothing worse than a sloppy box right.



Maybe what your putting in it isn't wide enough

But I hate when the fin is too big, easier to pack them out then it is to sand them down

chrispy
WA, 8980 posts
12 Jun 2019 4:33AM
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Also with a fin box being long and plastic will always tempt fate of not being perfect (thinking emoji )

laceys lane
QLD, 18651 posts
12 Jun 2019 6:17PM
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You longboarders should have a shortboard in your quiver .
You never know. One day when your standing in the middle of your longboard you might go- What the f### am i doing

Resist mac

Macaha
QLD, 19082 posts
12 Jun 2019 6:20PM
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laceys lane said..
You longboarders should have a shortboard in your quiver .
You never know. One day when your standing in the middle of your longboard you might go- What the f### am i doing

Resist mac


Get off you've witnessed 9.6 and 9.8 ripping waves apart

MickPC
6807 posts
12 Jun 2019 4:31PM
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laceys lane said..
You longboarders should have a shortboard in your quiver .
You never know. One day when your standing in the middle of your longboard you might go- What the f### am i doing

Resist mac




+1 at least a 7 x 21 x 2 3/4 for low crowd, good wave surf holiday easy traveller

Not so much resist Mac lol, I'm not in that clique...but a high volume shortboard stepping stone for sure...

glide77
228 posts
12 Jun 2019 5:40PM
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laceys lane said..
You longboarders should have a shortboard in your quiver .
You never know. One day when your standing in the middle of your longboard you might go- What the f### am i doing

Resist mac




Ok done

Macaha
QLD, 19082 posts
12 Jun 2019 8:24PM
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Wankers

laceys lane
QLD, 18651 posts
12 Jun 2019 8:29PM
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Macaha said..
Wankers



Pretty rich coming from a guy that lives for ' hey look at me with my new board at lm"

Macaha
QLD, 19082 posts
12 Jun 2019 8:31PM
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Macaha said..
Wankers




Pretty coming from a guy that lives for ' hey look at me with my new board at lm"



What is it with your continued insults and disrespect for longboarding, you've got to stop hating the world.

laceys lane
QLD, 18651 posts
12 Jun 2019 8:35PM
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Macaha said..

laceys lane said..



Macaha said..
Wankers





Pretty coming from a guy that lives for ' hey look at me with my new board at lm"




What is it with your continued insults and disrespect for longboarding, you've got to stop hating the world.


Hang on fella . You just called us wankers

MickPC
6807 posts
12 Jun 2019 6:45PM
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lol itz all good I'm not a Mac hater...I take no offence at being called a wanker....feel free to call me an honest man

Macaha
QLD, 19082 posts
12 Jun 2019 9:09PM
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laceys lane said..

Macaha said..


laceys lane said..




Macaha said..
Wankers






Pretty coming from a guy that lives for ' hey look at me with my new board at lm"





What is it with your continued insults and disrespect for longboarding, you've got to stop hating the world.



Hang on fella . You just called us wankers


Correct I know I'm in the right room but are you?

MickPC
6807 posts
12 Jun 2019 7:31PM
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lol chill Mac, we all know you appreciate surf craft other than LB dims & have enjoyed them in the past. Stop being so divisive. You know its basically become the East & West rooms these days



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